Sweet success

Taking part in the Houston County Fair youth dairy auction were, from left, Bob Lange (Valley Ag); Michelle Donahue (Calhoun Creamery and Jeff Sommer Trucking); Bill Abrahamzon (Hoof–n-Hair); Rebeckah Schroeder (Houston County Dairy Princess); Dan Kruse (SEMA & Caledonia Implement); Raigen Cleven (Houston County Dairy Ambassador); Rod Torgerson (Farmers Win Co-op); Shannon Schutemeier (De-Su Holsteins); Dave Schansberg (Root River IBA, Driven Embryo Services, Lanesboro Sales Commission); Julie Burns (Merchants Bank);Dennis Gavin (Caledonia Haulers); Smokey Doyle (Bruening Rock Products);Scott Kuenen (Lang’s Dairy, Brynsaas Sales & Service, Bodensteiner Implement, Heying Lumber, and WW Homestead Dairy); Travis Kinsley (Caledonia Vet Clinic); and Maya Richenbacher with her Supreme Champion cow, Angel.

The 2018 annual Houston County Holstein Youth Dairy Auction was held after the 4-H dairy show, and eight quarts of milk were sold for $16,560.

Maya Richenbacher, exhibitor of the Supreme Champion Cow, was awarded t10 percent of the money raised while Lydia Solum received five percent for exhibiting the reserve supreme cow.

Five percent was also put into a dairy education fund and the remaining eighty percent was divided equally among 35 blue ribbon exhibitors with each youth receiving $378. All 49 exhibitors also received a $20 gift card from Kwik Trip. Auctioneer was Steve Schuldt.

Other generous contributors were: Dale Heintz, New Albin Savings Bank, Wilmington Mutual Insurance, Hammell Equipment — Eitzen, Schieber Seeds (Joe and Bobby Schieber), H & H Seeds (Dale Horn & Brad Hoscheit), and Tri State Hoof Trimming (Neil Beckman).

Subscribe to Breaking News

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thanks for reading. Subscribe or log in to continue.

Already a subscriber?
Log in or Activate your account.